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M Sarki

Besides being a poet with four collections published, M Sarki is a painter, film maker, and photographer. He likes fine coffee and long walks. 

M Sarki has written, directed, and produced six short films titled Gnoman's Bois de Rose, Biscuits and Striola , The Tools of Migrant Hunters, My Father's Kitchen, GL, and Cropped Out 2010. More details to follow. Also the author of the feature film screenplay, Alphonso Bow.

Currently reading

Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd (Reading Edition)
Nick Mason
American Witness: The Art and Life of Robert Frank
R J Smith
Why Bob Dylan Matters
Richard F. Thomas
Deception
Philip Roth
Nevertheless: A Memoir
Alec Baldwin
A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City
Drew Philp
Spring Song and other stories
Joyce Cary
The Dying Grass: A Novel of the Nez Perce War
William T. Vollmann
Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing
Ashleigh Wilson
Girlfriends, Ghosts, and Other Stories
Annette Wiesner, Nicole Kongeter, Robert Walser, Tom Whalen

The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and The Power of Seeing

The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and The Power of Seeing - Damion Searls https://msarki.tumblr.com/post/158808822078/the-inkblots-hermann-rorschach-his-iconic-test

…cultures, and individuals within a culture, see things their own way…We see through our personal and cultural “lens”, according to the habits of a lifetime shaped by particular culture… One culture’s trackless wilderness is full of detailed and meaningful information specific plants and animals, for members of another culture… An enormous advantage of the Rorschach test is that it largely gets around these lenses—as Manfred Bleuler put it, it lets us strip off “the veils of convention.”

Frightening that a psychological evaluation based on the Rorschach Test can decide a legal case or job interview. A psychology fascinating to study and extremely interesting. Perhaps an intricate art form used as science. Nonetheless, a powerful tool no matter the consequences. Damion Searls has written not only a riveting study on the man Rorschach and his test, but what was to come from his labor and where it might be leading us now. A work crafted by a master wordsmith obviously willing to delve deeply into his subject. I could not recommend a book more highly than I do this one.

…Looking at a Rorschach blot is not as powerful an experience as taking a blot of acid, obviously, but they operate in analogous ways.